27 September 2009

"Surprise" Attack?

A reader, MAOZ, left the following comment:

"...have you seen the post at Shiloh Musings (posted today, 27 September) re if the US was aware in advance of Arab plans to attack Israel in 1973?"

You should take a look and note especially Batya's link to an article at IMRA. It stirs a lot of thoughts.

Tomorrow marks 36 years since the 1973 Yom Kippur War. I refer you to Rav Pinhas Winston on the significance of the number 36. Among other things, it represents the Ohr Haganuz, the hidden light that will be revealed at the final redemption.

Have you seen the headlines for Erev Yom Kippur? Very impressive.

ARAB RIOTS ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT

IRANIAN WAR GAMES ON YOM KIPPUR

IRAN TEST FIRES MISSILES ON EVE OF YOM KIPPUR

Iran to test-fire missile that could reach Israel on Monday (Reuters)

Police in northern Israel gear up for Yom Kippur violence (Haaretz)

That's just a sample. But this is good news! Do you know why? It means Avinu, Malkeynu hasn't given up on us. He's the One behind all of this. He's calling His children to finish their teshuva already so we can get on to the geula shleimah.

If we each do our part, maybe we will have even better news in the days ahead!!

G'mar chatima tova to each of us and Chag Sameach!!!!!